SELECTER, THE

TOO MUCH PRESSURE (OBSCURE ALTERN.)

SELECTER, THE - TOO MUCH PRESSURE 54957
Format:
1 LP
Release:
08.06.2012
Label:
OBSCURE ALTERN.
Genre:
Ska
Kat.-Nr.:
54957
Barcode:
0829707511110
Loving reissue of the band's 1980 Chrysalis debut. As with The Specials, The Selecter also recorded their album debut at the Horizon Studios in Coventry.

It was somewhat of a rushed affair with recording sessions taking place from December '79 to Jan '80 and the album in the shops by St Valentines Day 1980.

Erroll Ross was drafted in to produce the album and honorary Specials' Dick Cuthell and Rico added the necessary brass sections.

A saxophonist, Joe Reynolds, was also brought in to beef up Three Minute Hero. Like all 2 Tone bands The Selecter liked to pay tribute to those who inspired them and included their own choice of songs to cover.

The Selecter however chose slightly less obvious tracks, such as Justin Hinds' Carry Go Bring Come and the James Bond theme.

Millies' My Boy Lollipop also got the 2 Tone treatment but with different lyrics and renamed My Collie(Not a Dog) in a less than subtle homage to cannabis.

The band later admitted that they were not entirely happy with the album and thought they were capable of producing a much better sounding record.

They promoted the album with a 30 date national tour which helped push it up to number 4 in the charts which surely must have been some sort of conciliation.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. ON MY RADIO
  • 1.2. TIME HARD
  • 1.3. MISSING WORDS
  • 1.4. DANGER
  • 1.5. STREET FEELING
  • 1.6. MY COLLIE (NOT A DOG)
  • 1.7. THREE MINUTE HERO
  • 1.8. TOO MUCH PRESSURE
  • 1.9. MURDER
  • 1.10. THEY MAKE ME MAD
  • 1.11. OUT ON THE STREETS
  • 1.12. CARRY GO BRING COME
  • 1.13. BLACK AND BLUE
  • 1.14. JAMES BOND